Best of 2013 Hearing


My Experience with Sudden Hearing Loss

An experience with sudden hearing loss and tinnitus in one ear affects listening to speech, music and sounds, but provides more of a push to play the piano. »


My First Walk4Hearing

After being invited to the HLAA Walk4Hearing, Nancy M. Williams at first resisted attending because she was still coming to terms with her own hearing loss. »


Piano Practice with High-Frequency Hearing Loss

High-frequency hearing loss has led amateur pianist Ricker Choi to perform with earplugs, turn down the volume, and spend practice time away from the piano. »


Practice Listening with Your Body

Next time you practice piano, practice listening to and feeling the sounds and vibrations using your entire body, suggests deaf composer Jay Alan Zimmerman. »


Preparing for Fun and… WHAT?

Preparing for groups with hearing loss can be frustrating; how can you meet everyone's needs while running a smooth event? Jay Alan Zimmerman offers tips. »


Lipreading Mom Wants to Stop Hearing Loss Bullying

Shanna Groves, aka Lipreading Mom, is spearheading a campaign to put an end to bullying that happens all too often to people with hearing loss and deafness. »


A Different Way of Listening

Hearing loss and music, the theme of her latest documentary, is a personal subject for Lindsey Dryden, who is deaf in one ear and grew up playing the piano. »


Friends with Hearing Loss

Dinner with a fellow musician with hearing loss offers Nancy M. Williams communion and validation, while at the same time forcing her to face her fears. »


My Secret to Finding a Good Hearing Doctor

The best way to find a good hearing doctor is by word of mouth, but the first step is deciding to be open about hearing loss in the face of social stigma. »


Studying the Viola with Cochlear Implants

Despite wearing cochlear implants due to hearing loss in both ears, Wendy Cheng has played classical music all her life, and has a deep love for the viola. »

Music and Lyricals in Song without Words

Music is the heart of the deaf, says Gerald Shea, after discovering he has been living with a hearing loss for years, in his new memoir, Song without Words. »

Hearing Loss at the Opera

The opera singer Ben Luxon denied his hearing loss until he couldn’t anymore. An exclusive excerpt from Katherine Bouton's new book, Shouting Won't Help. »

Hearing Health Affirmations

Do you have a hearing loss? Learn about how hearing health affirmations, positive declarations you make to yourself, can supplement traditional medicine. »